Supply Chain Efficiency
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How SAS® Can Help
SAS can help you improve efficiency and wring excess cost from your supply chain without affecting the uninterrupted availability of your medications for patients. SAS enables you to:
- Access and aggregate supply chain information regardless of format or source, then transform, standardize and cleanse the data to prepare it for analysis.
- Increase profitability by better balancing supply with demand using demand-driven planning capabilities that combine the most accurate forecasting engine and advanced what-if scenario analytics with self-service reporting, an interactive performance monitoring dashboard and an advanced consensus forecasting workbench.
- Drive better quality and improve yields using world-class quality control, root cause analytics, early-warning analytics and reporting to drive tighter control and improve processes to decrease costs through less scrap and rework.
How SAS® Is Different
SAS supply chain solutions give you a critical advantage by helping you turn data into knowledge and develop unique insights about your demand patterns, supply networks and the quality of your operations. Only SAS provides:
Superior data management capabilities that enable easy access to standard, trusted data regardless of computing platform or location. With interfaces that support SAP, Oracle and others, SAS gives you unsurpassed access to your ERP data, so you can make faster, more informed decisions.
- Advanced business analytics that include state-of-the-art analytics and predictive modeling capabilities to drive tighter controls and improved processes, reducing scrap expenses and rework rates.
Related Products and Solutions
- SAS® Demand-Driven Forecasting
- SAS® Quality Lifecycle Analysis
- SAS Data Surveyor for SAP
- SAS® Forecast Server
- SAS® Enterprise BI Server
- SAS® Enterprise Data Integration Server
- SAS® Forecasting for SAP APO
SAS® Demand-Driven Forecasting
SAS Demand-Driven Forecasting drives the development of the consensus forecast in conjunction with the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. Combining the power of automation, analytics and workflow, it generates the most unbiased and accurate consensus forecast on a large-scale basis.
SAS® Quality Lifecycle Analysis
Through advanced analytic and reporting technologies, SAS Quality Lifecycle Analysis delivers a solution that provides manufacturers with a holistic view of quality across the enterprise. It combines data integration, automation and analytics to create the most unbiased insight into large-scale manufacturing processes, helping organizations improve quality while better containing costs.
SAS Data Surveyor for SAP
SAS Data Surveyor for SAP provides ETL designers with the ability to extract, search, navigate and understand complex SAP data structures so that SAP data can be integrated with other data sources, analyzed or used in conjunction with SAS solutions.
SAS® Forecast Server
SAS Forecast Server generates large quantities of forecasts quickly and automatically without the need for human intervention unless so desired. The software automatically chooses the most appropriate forecasting model, optimizes the model parameters and produces the forecasts. Time series data management capabilities allow transactional data to be converted to a time series format and forecast, all in one step, or the converted data can be fed into a forecasting data mart as part of an overall data-processing function. The ability to preprocess transactional data can save organizations significant time and resources. And the unsurpassed scalability of SAS Forecast Server enables your business to operate more efficiently.
SAS® Enterprise BI Server
SAS Enterprise BI Server is a comprehensive, easy-to-use business intelligence software solution that integrates the power of SAS Analytics and SAS Data Management to provide insights that power better decisions. It includes role-based, self-service interfaces for all types of users within a well-defined IT governance framework and a centralized point of administration. This helps organizations simplify and speed business intelligence deployment.
SAS® Enterprise Data Integration Server
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server is a powerful, configurable and comprehensive solution designed for managing big data that can access virtually all data sources; extract, cleanse, transform, conform, aggregate, load and manage data; support data warehousing, migration, synchronization and federation initiatives; support both batch-oriented and real-time master data management solutions; and create real-time data integration services in support of service-oriented architectures.
SAS® Forecasting for SAP APO
SAS Forecasting for SAP APO provides organizations ideal demand forecasting and planning by combining superior SAS forecasting with the strength of SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO) planning capabilities. By seamlessly integrating SAS’ award-winning analytics with the SAP APO Demand Planning module, the solution helps you enrich your demand planning process with powerful, yet easy-to-use forecasting functionality, thus transforming your organization from one that simply reacts to one that is proactive.
"SAS Forecasting for SAP APO enables an easier assessment and improvement of forecasting results for companies that have implemented SAP APO for Supply Chain Management. Whereas most companies only define demand profiles and forecasting algorithms in the initial implementation, with SAS, you can define them continually throughout the product and market life cycles, simplifying and continuously improving the forecasting process – leading to sustained success."
—Frode Huse Gjendem
Senior Executive, Supply Chain Practice
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